General News and Important Messages

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TRU Creative Non-fiction Writing Contest
by Office Staff - Monday, 24 October 2016, 10:41 AM

Grade 12 students - your essay could win you one year at TRU tuition free!

TRU is holding a Creative Non-fiction Writing Contest for Grade 12 students across Canada.  Entrants have a chance to win free first year tuition (a $6,500 value) to a TRU program of the winner's choice.  Contestants must submit a 2,500-word creative non-fiction essay on the broad topic of "The Human Experience"  as an attachment to an email sent to before the deadline of 11:55pm on December 15, 2016. 

Complete contest details are posted on the TRU website at and questions can be emailed to

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Thought Exchange
by Office Staff - Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 3:10 PM

Dear Parents and Guardians

With the school year up and running, School District #73 administrative staff are starting to think and plan for the future.  In order to create the best vision and plan for our District, we want to hear your thoughts.

Next week, School District #73 will be launching a virtual conversation using a tool called Thoughtexchange.  We want to understand your thoughts on how we can support and prepare our students for the future and how we are doing as a District.  There will also be space in the conversation for thoughts about our new school calendar, so please let us know the needs of your child and family.

Parents and guardians will receive an invitation from NorKam Senior Secondary.  You will be able to sign up here ahead of time to ensure you receive an opportunity to take part:

Thank you for taking the time to help  us best support our students.


Jonathan Brady

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Kamloops Youth Housing Survey
by Office Staff - Thursday, 13 October 2016, 10:57 AM

Many youth struggle to have permanent, safe housing in Kamloops.  Some youth end up living on the street while others couch surf and stay in temporary places such as friends or family.  A survey is being conducted by A Way Home, a group putting Kamloops Youth Homelessness Action Plan into action.  Today through this survey, the information you provide will help youth have access to housing and supports.  Your voice will help us create programs that help youth.  This survey will be anonymous and private, as your privacy is important to us.  Please access the survey through the link below.

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Basketball Skills Camp Cancelled
by Office Staff - Thursday, 6 October 2016, 8:10 AM

The girls North Shore Basketball Skills Camp has been cancelled due to very limited registrations.  Refunds for the girls who did register will be given out on Tuesday.